I love my Keurig. It’s my morning companion almost every day. A cup or two of coffee and I head out the door to work. Once I get to work, I also get another cup or two of coffee while I read through my e-mail. Well, recently I had to move offices from one building to another. In my new work place, the cost of the coffee club was more than the old place and it didn’t include sweetener and creamer. So, I decided I needed to go on my own with the coffee and spotted one of these Melitta Pour Over 1 Cup Brew Cones for about 3 bucks. I decided to pick one up and some coffee and filters to go with it.
As you can see, there’s no tech involved with this thing. It’s made of plastic and uses number 2 filters that are widely available at any grocery store. It uses coffee grinds that work in any drip coffee maker. I picked up some Kroger Private Selection Sumatran Mandheling this time, but I can easily head down to the local coffee roaster and pick up some coffee there. I put the filter in the cone, put about 5 tablespoons of ground coffee (you can use more or less but that’s what I use), put the cone on a cup and pour a cup of very hot, but not boiling water over the coffee. The water flows through the coffee and filter and the finished coffee drips out of the bottom.
I found that this made an exceptional cup of coffee. While I am still happy with my Keurig, if it were to break I don’t think I would even bother to replace it. Instead, I’d pick another one of these up and use it at home. It’s cheap at only 3 bucks, and it makes great coffee at a much cheaper price per cup unless you go for the more expensive coffees. The only downside to it is that it takes a bit more time to make a cup than it would to pop a K-cup in the Keurig and you can’t make anything else but coffee with this. Also, if you are a camping kind of person, it’s just the thing for getting a cup going at the camp site. Just boil a little water, let it cool for a minute or so and then pour. No electricity needed!
You can pick these up at almost any grocery store, but if you want to order one, Amazon has it for $5,12 plus shipping.
What I liked: Easy to use. Cheap.
What I didn’t care for: The messy cleanup
Source: Personal Purchase